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WELSH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00957s
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Castle
Unitary authority : Cardiff
NGR : ST18137706
Site Type (preferred type first) : Modern Commemorative monument
Status : listed building II*

Summary :
Built 1924-8. Circular colonnade of Corinthian columns 3 projecting rectangular porticos interrupted by 3 flights of steps leading to circular fountain basin.

Description :
Built 1924-8. Circular colonnade of Corinthian columns 3 projecting rectangular porticos interrupted by 3 flights of steps leading to circular fountain basin.

The Welsh National War Memorial was erected in Cathays Park in 1928. Designed by Sir Ninian Comper, it is a circular colonnade of unfluted Corinthian columns with 3 projecting rectangular porticos. There is an inscription in English (exterior), and Welsh (interior). At the porticos (gated with iron gates) are 3 short flights of steps leading down to a circular space within which is set a circular fountain basin, in the centre of which, in turn is a three-sided podium. The podium has 3 bronze statutes of servicemen (representing the 3 services) bearing wreaths, topped by a bronze nude winged Archangel Michael, representing victory, and bronze dolphins below. It is a central feature of Alexandra Gardens (Crawford 2014).

Sources :
Crawford, J. , 2014 , First World War Scoping Study Glamorgan and Gwent
02/PM List//Welsh Office//1974/Blds of Spec Arch & Hist Int p.65
01/MM Record Card/Os//1978/ST 17 NE/;

Events :
E004823 : First World War Scoping Study Glamorgan and Gwent (year : 2014)

Related PRNs : 32845, 02331s

Compiled date : 01-06-1980


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